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Digital scrapbook layout by Loni Harris

Layout by Loni Harris
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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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The first four products are included in this month's ScrapSimple Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They
are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices
for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Pieces
ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Fabric Brush Set: Stone Wall Zoomba Collection Biggie
Boy Joy Collection Biggie spacer Baby Chronicles Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up, Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders, Brush Set: Stone Wall, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Fabric, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Pieces and Zoomba Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Rozanne Paxman

Layout by Rozanne Paxman
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Heavenly Glitter and Foils 2201 Biggie spacer Heaven Sent Collection Biggie

A commercial license version of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Heavenly Glitter and Foils 2201 Biggie is also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Thao Cosgrove

Layout by Thao Cosgrove
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Loving Baby Boy Collection Biggie Eat Cake Birthday Boy Collection Biggie Tooky Collection Mini
Daily Quotes - Boys Word Art Mini spacer Gracious Greetings Word Art Mini

Commercial license versions of Eat Cake Birthday Boy Collection Biggie and Daily Quotes - Boys Word Art Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Memories of Green Collection Biggie Memories of Blue Collection Biggie Memories of Pink Collection Biggie
Realms of Glory Collection Biggie spacer Defining Moments Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Memories of Green Collection Biggie, Memories of Blue Collection Biggie, Memories of Pink Collection Biggie and Realms of Glory Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Hackman

Layout by Brandy Hackman
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Digital scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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Wild Safari  Collection Biggie spacer ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stack Them 2

A commercial license version of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stack Them 2 is also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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These three products are included in this month's Scrap Girls Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They
are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for
those individuals who would rather not join a club.

Memory Lane Word Art Mini Memory Lane Embellishment Cluster Mini Memory Lane Collection Biggie

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Digital scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Creative Solutions For Less-Than-Perfect Photos eBook for Photoshop Elements Just Be You  Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Beautiful Distress
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Shadow Layer 6501 PSE ScrapSimple Type Paths: Waves 3801 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501
ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Waves 3801 spacer Uptown Collection

Commercial license versions of Just Be You Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Beautiful Distress, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Shadow Layer 6501 PSE, ScrapSimple Type Paths: Waves 3801, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Waves 3801 are also available.

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Mix and Match
Thursday, September 15, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Cute Stuff
  • Scrap Girls, Etc.: Mix and Match Digital Layout and Album Templates
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Tips from the Pros: Journaling about Favorite Snacks
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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Customer Muses: Would you like to share your own Life Muse with our readers? To have your own essay considered for publication as a muse in the column for our special Saturday newsletter, send your essay to [email protected]. If your essay is selected, you will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.

Way Cool Scrap Girl: We are so excited to have all of you meet some of the amazing people that have become Scrap Girls! If you would like to be spotlighted and win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique, send the following items to [email protected]:

  • 500-900 word essay about your experience with digital scrapbooking, Scrap Girls, and specific examples of how we have helped you.
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Project SG Challenge: Stay motivated to scrap your current photos! Post your 2011 layouts in the Project SG Challenge Gallery to earn one point per layout each month. You can earn up to four points per month this way! Earn a bonus point each month by attending the monthly Project SG Chat! Each point gives you an entry into a quarterly drawing for a special prize! And at the end of the year, each month that you participated in will earn you an entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a 12 X 12, 52 page Keepsakes photobook from Color, Inc! Our second quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, July 9th Newsletter.

Suggest a Challenge, Win a Prize! Have a great idea for a Gallery layout challenge? Submit it to [email protected]. If your challenge idea is chosen, you will win a prize! Friday will be Customer Challenge Day, so keep an eye out on the Message Board calendar. It will be fun to see what YOU come up with for us to do!

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Syndee Nuckles
Article written by Syndee Nuckles

Mix and Match Digital Layout and Album Templates

Do you find yourself short on time or lacking inspiration when you sit down to do a layout? Do you have several sets of ScrapSimple Digital Layout and Album Templates, but you want to be a bit more creative? Then I have the solution for you!

Scrap Girls has a wide variety of Layout and Album Templates to choose from, and when you combine the elements and pieces, the design possibilities are truly endless! I get excited just thinking about it! That’s one of the things I love about our Scrap Simple line of products: They can all be mixed and matched, no rules, no mess, just great design!

Okay, let’s mix and match!

First, I opened up two Digital Layout Template PSD files: one from ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 11 by Angie Briggs and one from ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album: Favorites 1 by Brandy Murry.

Mix and Match Digital Layout and Album Templates tutorial screen shot 1

Next, I dragged the photo mask layer from Brandy's template over on top of the rounded paper template on Angie's template. I clipped them together by going up to my Layer menu and scrolling down to select Create Clipping Mask.

Mix and Match Digital Layout and Album Templates tutorial screen shot 2

Then I made a selection of the rounded paper template. Next, I selected my photo mask layer and hit Delete. Then I selected the original rounded paper template in my Layers Palette and clicked on the Eye icon to hide it. We won't need it.

Now the fun begins! Continue layering the template pieces with papers and add drop shadows to add realism.

Mix and Match Digital Layout and Album Templates tutorial screen shot 3

Next, add embellishments, word art, and journaling. Notice that I also used the swirls from Brandy's template to add even more pizazz!

Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 11 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album: Favorites 1 Cutting Garden Collection
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 11, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album: Favorites 1 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

For the next layout, I used ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Gallery by Thao Cosgrove and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 - Favorites 2 by Brandy Murry.

Mix and Match Digital Layout and Album Templates tutorial screen shot 5

I used the frames from Thao's templates, and the swirls, leaves, and flowers from Brandy's.

Mix and Match Digital Layout and Album Templates tutorial screen shot 6

Next, I layered the template pieces with papers and added word art. I love how this layout turned out! It was so easy, and you can come up with so many different variations. It's so much fun!

Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album: Favorites 2 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Gallery Life's Canvas Collection Biggie
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album: Favorites 2, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Gallery and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

Don't stop at Digital Layout Templates. Pull out your embellishment, word art, and alpha templates, too! I hope this inspires you to mix, match, and combine all your ScrapSimple Templates.

Until next time!

- Syndee Nuckles

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Scrap Girls, Etc. is a weekly column pulling bits and pieces from all over Scrap Girls. Stay tuned each week as Scrap Girls' team members bring you tutorials, musings, recipes, interviews, design/software tips and tricks, layout walk-throughs, and who knows what else!

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The September ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Murry and Cherise Oleson.

Exclusive content from September's ScrapSimple Club

Join the ScrapSimple Monthly Club and you can enjoy the newest ScrapSimple looks while saving! (A $13.95 value for $6.99 or less!)

The new ScrapSimple Club contents are released on the 15th day of the month (or the closest business day to the 15th).

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple Club is also available here.

With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Nano Collection
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! 2 Tutorials

September's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Brandy Murry and Cherise Oleson

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

ScrapSimple Club Designer's Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift


Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
using September's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson
Layout by Cherise Oleson
using September's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
using September's ScrapSimple Club
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Journaling about Favorite Snacks

Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop CS5 with Windows 7

It's pretty rare to see me in a layout. Shoot, it's rare to see me in photos at all! Do I want my kids to look back someday and say, "My mom was at all these places she scrapbooked for us, but she was always behind the camera, and that's why we don't know much about her."

No, I don't. But that doesn't mean the camera is going to magically start focusing on me. (That would be beyond my control, I'm afraid.) But I can create layouts about me. I want my family to remember me, and that includes the little things. So when the opportunity was presented to write an article and create a layout about favorite snacks, I was thrilled!

Okay, so I'm not a snacker. I had to think outside the box a little bit, but that's okay. One day, my kids will see this layout after I'm gone and remember sharing a cup of my favorite tea with me when they were little. And now they'll know the story behind it, too!

So go out there and create some layouts about you!

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Digital scrapbook layout by Shari Payne

Layout by Shari Payne
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Coffee House Collection Biggie Homebody Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Mini Clusters
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Coffee House ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lace It Up ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift II - Circular Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift III - Linear Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 Shabby Chic Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Mini Clusters, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lace It Up, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift II - Circular Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift III - Linear Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

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Shari Payne
Article written by Shari Payne

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Paint Shop Pro (PSP) X Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop

Learn to make digital scrapbooking layouts and more! – Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Find out how easy it can be to learn how to create digital scrapbook layouts, edit photos, use and make brushes, recolor papers and embellishments, make your own simple backgrounds and embellishments, save and share your layouts and much more!

Ready to learn advanced techniques? – MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Learn to use paper templates, embellishment templates, custom shapes, styles, and brushes to make your own supplies. Learn advanced clipping mask and lighting blend techniques. Learn to make and use patterns. Learn to make brushes from your own doodles. Learn to extract images from photos. Learn work flow techniques that will speed up the layout creation process and advanced photo editing skills and much, much more!

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Charlene Crowder

Layout by Charlene Crowder
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Mini Golf Word Art Special

Designer Freebie by Charlene Crowder coordinates with her Mini Golf Collection Mini

Mini Golf Collection Mini Lettering Delights Timely Font ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Curves

Commercial license versions of Mini Golf Collection Mini, Lettering Delights Timely Font and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Curves are also available.

Charlene Crowder
Today's freebie designed by Charlene Crowder

* There is a "free download" button on the details page for each gift. You don't need to put them in your shopping cart unless you are shopping for other items. Also note that if you are slow reading your newsletter, you may find this freebie has already been retired, as the freebies are only available as gifts for about two newsletter cycles.

What's Happening at Scrap Girls

Crops and Chats

NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, September 15th - 2:00PM MDT

What is NSBR? It's a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking and usually chocolate. It's a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have a problem, we'll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We'd love to celebrate with you. So join Pat (PBarnes) at 2pm MT in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Heritage Crop
Thursday, September 15th - 6:00PM MDT

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you! Join April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) at 6pm MT for the Heritage Crop and Chat! We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, September 16th - 9:00AM MDT

Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) at 9am MT on Friday mornings to chat about all the wonderful new products in the Scrap Girls Boutique! What are your favorite new items? Is your shopping basket full? What did you kaboodle? Have you already done layouts or other projects with your new goodies? Come tell the designers how much you love their work! You never know who will show up. There's a thread every Thursday, and now there's a chat too!

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Quote Challenge Crop
Monday, September 19th - 2:00PM MDT

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 2pm MT. Including a quote on your layout can be a touching and meaningful addition, especially if you use the quote to create your own word art. Early on Monday, Pat will post a thread on the Chat section of the board giving you the quote that you will use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and she will have a layout with a Word Art example in the gallery. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout! Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

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New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, September 20th - 1:00PM MDT

Join Debbie (B&K Mom) at 1pm MT for a fun chat to get to know our newest members. We will discuss the message board, gallery, chocolate and so much more! Everyone is welcome, new or not so new! Not sure how to get there? Just click the "CHAT" button at the top of this newsletter; you will need Javascript enabled to access the chat room.

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Faith Journey Chat
Tuesday, September 20th - 6:00PM MDT

Join Elisha (elibar) and Lei (Bride) for a Faith Journey Chat on the third Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. All faiths are welcome! We'll be chatting and scrapping about our individual faith walk and how we also walk together. Watch the message board for this month's topic of discussion, and if you like - create a layout based on the topic!

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U.F.O. Chat
Tuesday, September 20th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) and Ashleigh (caprimom) in the chat room for this month's addition of the UFO Chat. This is where you get help from a layout designer to finish a layout you are struggling with. Share your UFO layout, and Ashleigh will have tips ready for you!

Games

September Message Board Game: Posting Contest!

It's that time again - Posting Contest time! This is where you are rewarded for your flying fingers and chattiness. The Contest will run from September 1st when we post the thread to September 30th at 12:00 Midnight (MST).

To enter the Message Board Posting Challenge, you MUST reply in the game thread with your CURRENT post count. This is the number under your Avatar that shows when you post. (NOTE: Do not post the number found on your profile; it is a different number that is calculated differently.) During the month, chat your fingers off! At Midnight on September 30th, we will calculate your post count based on the numbers posted in the original thread.

Members with Message Board posts over 50 will be put in a drawing for a $5 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate. Members with Message Board posts over 200 will be put in a drawing for both the $5 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate and a $10 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate. Members with Message Board posts over 400 will be put in a drawing for a $15 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate, as well as the $5 and $10 Gift Certificates.

For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.

Contests

September Monthly Layout Contest: The children are headed back to school, and there is a sense of learning in the air! For the September Layout Contest, share your layouts about learning a new skill! We'd love to see the stories about someone in your life learning and growing. Remember when your little one learned to ride a bicycle or your teenager learned to drive a car? Or how about when you learned to use your digital scrapbooking software? Share those layouts in the September Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on September 30th. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. Two layouts will be selected to win a $10 Gift Card to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Club Concepts Layout Contest: Post your new layout using the current club selection (either the Scrap Girls Club or the ScrapSimple Club) in our Scrap Girls Club Members Gallery or the ScrapSimple Club Members' Gallery. Be sure to list all of the Scrap Girls products you used. If your layout is chosen, it will be showcased as a Club Concepts layout winner, and you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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